The Blue Cuckoo

Hungkar Dorje


The blue cuckoo,

Came from Mon area of the South1

Two of us,

Came directly from America of the North,

Met here, yesterday.

Oh, the holy cuckoo bird, my dear brother,

The bird that Tibetans love,

Please take a rest from your fatigue,

Then, please sing with your sweat voice

And make the black headed people2 happy.


Translated from Tibetan text: Hai Losang, 6.2017.



1 The Mon people is a culturally sub-Tibetan, living on the borders between Tibet and India to the south of Lhasa.

2 Tibetans refer themselves as black headed and red faced people.